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    A refrigerator for storage

    Hi all,

    Last week I got the message from my partner that our refrigerator is for vegetables and not filmboxes.

    So Iím looking out for a small hotel refrigerator.
    When looking at the internet I have found several models, but they all have none or a small freezer compartiment. I live in Belgium

    So is this important, iím buying normal only Kodak Ektar, Kodak Porta and Ilfort. These are now quite easy to get. And normally I have 5 boxes of each ready.

    Thanks

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Make sure the boxes fit in small freezers.

    My 11X14 and 14X17 films only fit in some North American fridges.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    I have a smaller 600 Liter refrigerator / freezer full of film and paper. If my wife tries to put a bottle of white wine in to chill, I tell her "it's not for food!"

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Film doesn't necessarily need to be frozen to last a long time; cool storage is fine. I have two small fridges--neither has a freezer compartment--where I keep current film I'm using and raw chemicals for mixing various formulas. Both are set to maintain 50F. The remainder of my film hoard is kept in a chest style freezer.

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Two thoughts.

    If you use your film up within a year or two, you only need to refrigerate, so a small refrigerator with no freezer compartment will do.

    If you need long term storage, maybe just a freezer unit such as one listed here: https://www.mediamarkt.de/de/categor...te-604566.html .

    The units above are from German Media Markt, but similar models should be available in Belgium I'd think.

    Best,

    Doremus

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    The more full the fridge, the more efficient it is. Stock it up for the planet's sake!
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Problem with the little freezer units inside little frigs is that they are not frost free. Of course, you don't want frost free anyway, because to bem frost free, the frig goes through a heating cycle. The issue with the frost, ice, is that if you don't clean it out occasionally, then the ice will crush anything in there, even film boxes. It's pretty dry where I live, so a de-icing every couple years is fine. Keep an eye on your ice levels.

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    The mediamarkt in Belgium did not sell these, but before I was searching for refrigerators and no freezers, there is no major price difference, so i’m going to by a small freezer. And found one

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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Search under "Chest freezer"

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